Inducted in 1987. Sid Gillman had a remarkable, six decade long career as a football player, college and pro coach, executive, and consultant.
An end at Ohio State, he played in the first College All-Star Game in 1934 against Red Grange’s Chicago Bears, and coached in that event’s finale in 1976.
He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his expertise in the passing game and numerous innovations, including his analysis of game film.
He coached the L.A. Rams from 1955 to 1959. He was the first head coach and general manager of the Chargers in the new American Football League, moving with them from Los Angeles to San Diego in 1961 and winning five division titles and the 1963 AFL Championship.